These little “suckers” have been around for awhile, but most projects out there are use Dum Dum suckers. I wanted to showcase the new FUN FLOWERS die that is in the mini catalog, but the proportions were WAY OFF using the Dum Dums. I came up with a larger pattern, used a larger sucker (Tootsie Roll Pops) and VOILA! This was one of the projects that was at my Stamp Club this month.

 

 

Paper: Cajun Craze, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze

Ink: Pacific Point

Accessories: Fun Flowers Die, Gold Brads, Eyelet Border Punch, Old Olive 5/8” Grosgrain Satin Ribbon, Yellow Button, Dauber, 1 1/4” Square Punch, Bone Folder, 1 3/4” Circle Punch

Instructions: Cut a piece of cardstock to 8” x 3”.

Score at 3/4”, 3 1/4”, 4”, 4 3/4”, 7 1/4”.

Fold paper in half (on the 4” score) The photo above is what it should look like when it is folded.

While it is folded, trim from the top score line here down to the bottom edge.

The bottom edge (after trimmed) should be 1 3/4”.

Punch the top of both edges using the Eyelet Border Punch, as shown.

Fold this edge down on score line and insert two brads to hold the flower pot shut. Be sure you put the sucker in before you secure it shut!

Use daubers with Pacific Point ink to ink all edges of the flower.

Use a bone folder to make the petals curl forward or backward.

Tape the flower sections ontop of each other.

Use a glue dot and wrap it around the top of the sucker stick.

Punch out a 1 3/4” circle out of Marina Mist cardstock and adhere to the back of the flower to cover up the stick.

Just use the glue dot that is already on the stick.

Tie a piece of Old Olive satin ribbon around the stick to simulate the leaves.